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  • ‘Ākulikuli or Sesuvium portulacastrum

    Hō‘ike o Haleakalā is a multi-disciplinary, science-based environmental education curriculum designed to help sustain the native Hawaiian landscape and culture by helping students establish and deepen connections to the land and the culture it supports. Teachers in Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and island-wide found the marine, coastal and rain forest modules applicable.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-College Undergraduate Level
    Subjects:
    Agriculture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Astronomy, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Botany, Chemistry, Civic Engagement, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology, Environment, Geography, Geology, Historic Preservation, History, Landscapes, Marine Biology, Meteorology, Oceanography, Physical Science, Public Policy, Reading, Social Studies, Space Science, Tectonics, Textiles, Volcanoes, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management, Writing
    National/State Standards:
    Based on Hawaii State Department of Education standards
  • Traditional Double-Hulled Canoe

    Polynesians had a unique sense of place and where they were on an island. They had a vast knowledge of their island home from the mountain to the ocean. Polynesians used a system that is known as wayfinding to chart their destination.  Today we use modern navigational tools to find our way through the world.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Climate Change, Maritime History, Science and Technology
  • Students simulate tephra transport by placing ingredients in front of running fan, and mapping the resultant layers. This lesson plan is part of the "Living with a Volcano in Your Backyard" curriculum, created through a partnership between Mount Rainier National Park and the US Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory.

    Very poor

    Average: 1.0 (35 ratings)

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Ninth Grade
    Subjects:
    Climate, Earth Science, Geography, Geology, Landscapes, Volcanoes
    Keywords:
    mount rainier, Mount Rainier National Park, eruption column, lava, lava fountain, Law of Superposition, tephra, volcanic ash, Cascades Volcano Observatory
  • Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

    Secrets of The 'Apapane - Kindergarten

    An 'apapane nestled in a 'ōhia tree

    Young students learn about the 'apapane and it's role in the native Hawaiian forest through utilizing their senses and observational skills.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Conservation, Ecology
  • Students view distribution patterns of tephra layers found around Mount Rainier and discover their source. This lesson plan is part of the "Living with a Volcano in Your Backyard" curriculum, created through a partnership between Mount Rainier National Park and the US Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory.

    Very poor

    Average: 1.0 (29 ratings)

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Ninth Grade
    Subjects:
    Earth Science, Geography, Geology, Landscapes, Volcanoes
    Keywords:
    isopach, pumice, scoria, silica, tephra, volcanic ash, mount rainier, Mount Rainier National Park, Cascade Volcano Observatory, Cascade Range
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